'Missing' people 'on pull' or have phones off, say police

Warrington Guardian: 'Missing' people 'on pull' or have phones off, say police 'Missing' people 'on pull' or have phones off, say police

POLICE say there has been a large increase in people needlessly reported missing in the town.

According to officers, people are being reported missing only minutes after they are supposed to be home from a night out.

Police investigate to find a mobile phone has been turned off, or the person is running late.

On other occasions that person is staying out for the night but has not informed friends, partner or relatives.

Figures show that 25 per cent of calls made to report someone missing in the last month were unnecessary, say police.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “We have had a massive increase in reported incidents for missing persons.

“In some instances the person has simply forgotten to tell loved ones that they are staying out.

“Results are officers are searching for these individuals.

“We want people to keep in touch with loved ones and let people know if you're not going to come home.”

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6:03pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Nick Tessla says...

Some actual figures would make this story meaningful - 25% of what? If it is only eight reports in total then a "huge" increase may well be 100% but is only one more "unnecessary" report than the previous month.
Some actual figures would make this story meaningful - 25% of what? If it is only eight reports in total then a "huge" increase may well be 100% but is only one more "unnecessary" report than the previous month. Nick Tessla

7:20pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Based on 25%. Being false calls. Just 4 calls would still be an alarming amount amount of people going missing in just one month . Still worrying figures .
Based on 25%. Being false calls. Just 4 calls would still be an alarming amount amount of people going missing in just one month . Still worrying figures . Daz@SankeyviaOrford

10:33pm Tue 17 Dec 13

widnesman says...

How did we cope before the mobile phone?!!
How did we cope before the mobile phone?!! widnesman

9:12am Wed 18 Dec 13

richiepooh says...

Sorry to bother you with our little concerns about loved ones that are missing.

Because you do such a good job of keeping warrington town safe for the public, with hardly ever any reports of burglaries, people attacked in town and murders.
Sorry to bother you with our little concerns about loved ones that are missing. Because you do such a good job of keeping warrington town safe for the public, with hardly ever any reports of burglaries, people attacked in town and murders. richiepooh

11:47am Thu 19 Dec 13

Take2toTango says...

richiepooh wrote:
Sorry to bother you with our little concerns about loved ones that are missing.

Because you do such a good job of keeping warrington town safe for the public, with hardly ever any reports of burglaries, people attacked in town and murders.
What a childish comment.
[quote][p][bold]richiepooh[/bold] wrote: Sorry to bother you with our little concerns about loved ones that are missing. Because you do such a good job of keeping warrington town safe for the public, with hardly ever any reports of burglaries, people attacked in town and murders.[/p][/quote]What a childish comment. Take2toTango

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